Trials and testing in the time of coronavirus

I keep reflecting back to a passage in Hebrews where the author is basically saying, “You have need of endurance.” This is the need of our time.

We need endurance to be able to see what God is doing in this time of coronavirus. It is something beyond the partisan hack bickering and the balkanization of our country. It is easy to fall into those camps and just start lobbing ideological grenades.

It is a whole other matter to allow endurance to be built and see what the Lord is saying in this time. Lord, help us hear.

2 My brothers and sisters, think of the various tests you encounter as occasions for joy. 3 After all, you know that the testing of your faith produces endurance. 4 Let this endurance complete its work so that you may be fully mature, complete, and lacking in nothing. 5 But anyone who needs wisdom should ask God, whose very nature is to give to everyone without a second thought, without keeping score. Wisdom will certainly be given to those who ask. (James 1:2-5, Common English Bible)

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